Cinema: Nothing Sacred

Satan Never Sleeps (20th Century-Fox). God, in Director Leo McCarey's movies, is always good-especially for business. McCarey's most famous religious pictures (Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary's) were shrewdly aimed to please the millions of Roman Catholic moviegoers, and they managed to charm plenty of Protestants too. In this picture, after a run of unsuccessful shows, McCarey has once more called upon religion to perform a commercial miracle; but this time he appears to have used the Lord's name in vain. For all its superficial smirk of piety, McCarey's Satan is just a prurient, soft-soap-and-holy-water version of the spicy...

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